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Meeting with China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC)

By EUSME Centre | Press Article      16.08.2017     Tags:

August 15th 2017, Beijing —The EU SME Centre and the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC) held a preliminary meeting at the Centre office to discuss possible ways of cooperation in helping more European SMEs to introduce their technologies to the Chinese market.

During the meeting, two parties discussed common interests and proposed a number of areas to initiate cooperation, including inviting CATARC to share updates of policies, regulations and standards in China’s automotive sector with Centre’s European SME networks, organising activities on topics that reflect emerging trends in this sector, and matchmaking the needs from both Chinese and European sides.   

The representatives of CATARC expressed the interest to work together with the Centre, sharing the idea of developing a platform for international automotive technologies and to deliver consultation on strategy, policy and issues relating to technology transfers and patents. CATARC also introduced their unique role involved in the drafting process of China’s automotive industry standards and policies.

Mr. Rafael Jimenez, the Business Development Advisor of the EU SME Centre, showed a number of cases of European SMEs that possessed technologies with potentials to help Chinese enterprises to advance in the industry.


China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) is a science research institute established in 1985 to meet China’s need of managing the automotive industry and now belongs to SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council). CATARC is the centralized technical organization of the auto industry and the technical supporting body to the relevant national government departments. With the independent and neutral role, we firmly take the development road of “guided by science and technology, focusing on service to the industry and supported by commercialization”. Learn more about CATARC here

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